Wednesday, November 21, 2012

word #oftheday: exigent

Rhymes with "excellent"! Came across the word "exigencies" in the book I am currently reading, Quiet by Susan Cain.

1 : requiring immediate aid or action <exigent circumstances>
2 : requiring or calling for much : demanding <an exigent client>
ex·i·gent·ly adverb


Examples of EXIGENT

  1. <started his workday with a flood of exigent matters that required his quick decision>

Origin of EXIGENT

Latin exigent-, exigens, present participle of exigere to demand — more at exact
First Known Use: 1629

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